Put An End to Bear Farms! Do What You Can Please
by daveandfara | on April 14, 2012
Anyone who knows me knows I love animals and hate animal cruelty. Tonight on Jane Velez Mitchel they aired a story on the fight to end the horrific black bear farms in Asia.
Bears are magnificant creatures and are definitely not meant to be raised in small inhumane wire cages with no room to even turn around.
I’m posting a link from the show this evening. Please do your part and help by visiting www.animalsasia.org and write to the Chinese Embassy to ask they put an end to bear farming. Put an End to Cruel Bear Farms!
And check out the documentary this weekend “Cages of Shame”
There is an undercover video on Animalasia.org site which unveiled a video which is affecting great change and protests in China over this cruel practice. You can view “Moon-Bear” on their site.
Released 28 February 2012
In the first 24 hours after the release of the full-length documentary “The Moon Bear”, over 600,000 people in China had viewed the incredible footage and their numbers continue to grow, showing enormous support for and echoing the public outcry against bear farming in China.
The undercover footage was shot between 2009 and 2010 by independent film-makers and reveals shocking scenes of “legal” and illegal bear farms with conditions that are clearly breaking current regulations.
It shows bears forced to wear metal jackets that weigh them down and hold rubber pipes into their gall bladders. Bear farmers are shown baking bile juice in dirty containers, smashing the dried bile, and hand-making capsules of bear bile powder.
The documentary was produced by Elsa Xiong, Tu Qiao and Chen Yuanzhong, who spent two years working on it, travelling to six provinces and conducting many undercover investigations. At the recent Animals Asia press conference in Beijing, the independent film-makers revealed a short version of this undercover exposé of the bear farming industry.
Elsa Xiong commented: “Because bear farms are closed from public, we encountered many unimaginable difficulties and risks. The bear farming industry is extremely cruel. What is even more shocking is that the legal bear farming industry allows many dirty and unsafe products to enter the market.”